The major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is an innovative program of study. Our diverse faculty offer engaging, student-centered courses with ample opportunities for hands-on learning in the lab and field in addition to research and study abroad programming in Ecuador, Australia, and Scandinavia, for example. Students are encouraged to join our labs, where they can develop a wide range of skills and expertise in areas including molecular and microbiology, physiology, animal behavior, and disease and field ecology. The EBIO major prepares students for careers in zoology, botany, conservation, science education, consulting, non-governmental organizations, as well as graduate and professional programs. Students interested in pursuing advanced study in public health, medical or veterinary school would also benefit from the breadth and depth of the major, and the unique extent of faculty-student engagement.
The major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is one of two majors offered by the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department to undergraduate students.
The major in ecology and evolutionary biology provides understanding of the structure and function of organisms and their evolution and ecology. Majors must complete six core courses, five elective courses, and the capstone requirement.
|CELL 1010||Intro to Cell & Molec Biology||3|
|EBIO 1010||Diversity of Life||3|
|EBIO 1015||Diversity of Life Lab||1|
|EBIO 2020||Theory & Methods Eco & Evo Bio||3|
|EBIO 2070||Molec & Evolutionary Genetics||4|
|EBIO 2071||Molec & Evol Genetics Rec||0|
|EBIO 3040||General Ecology||3|
|EBIO 3045||General Ecology Lab||1|
|EBIO 3080||Processes of Evolution||3|
|Two semesters of Mathematics 1||6|
|Select five elective courses 2||17|
|Select Capstone Courses 3|
|EBIO 4930||Capstone Indep Study||3-4|
|EBIO 5970||Capstone Research Seminars||2|
|EBIO 5971||Capstone Research Seminars||2|
|CHEM 1070||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 1075||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|CHEM 1080||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 1085||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|CHEM 2410||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2415||Organic Chemistry Lab I||1|
|CHEM 2420||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2425||Organic Chemistry Lab II||1|
|Total Credit Hours||67-68|
A minimum of 6 credits of mathematics is required for the Bachelor's degree. Any two Mathematics courses numbered 1210 and above may be used to satisfy this requirement. However, the combination of MATH 1150 and MATH 1160 (Long Calculus) may count as one course towards this requirement.
Five elective courses(see department courses listing) are selected according to the interests of the student in consultation with the major advisor. Two of the electives must be designated laboratory or field courses. A maximum of one course representing a special project, independent study, or honors thesis may be counted as an elective, but not as a laboratory-field course. In addition, a student may use a maximum of one course from an approved list of courses from other departments as an elective course. Courses representing internship studies and seminars may not count as elective courses.
This capstone requirement may be satisfied by completion of EBIO 4970 Contemp Ecol & Evol Biol I (1 c.h.)-EBIO 4980 Contemp Ecol & Evol Biol II (3 c.h.) or EBIO 5970 Capstone Research Seminars (2 c.h.). EBIO 4930 Capstone Indep Study (3-4 c.h.) is only available by departmental approval for those students who cannot take the regular courses.
Additional courses in biological statistics and physics are also highly recommended.
Any one of these courses, which are not taught by the faculty of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is acceptable as one of the electives in the required program for the EE Biology major.
|ANTH 3140||Primate Behavr & Ecology||3|
|ANTH 6500||Human Evolution||3|
|ANTH 3720||Adaption Hum Variability||3|
|ANTH 3760||Primate Evol & Adaption||3|
|CELL 3030||Molecular Biology||3|
|CELL 3035||Molecular Biology Lab||1|
|CELL 3750||Cell Biology||3|
|CELL 3755||Cell Biology Laboratory||1|
|CELL 4010||Cellular Biochemistry||3|
|CELL 4110||Human Histology||4|
|CELL 4160||Developmental Biology||3|
|CHEM 2500||Environmental Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 3830||Intro To Biochemistry||3|
|CHEM 3835||Intro to Biochem Lab||2|
|SCEN 4110||Basic Medical Biochemistry||3|